Lake County Music Guide – 1.17.23

Sunday marks the first day of The Year of the Rabbit, a symbol promising us prosperity, longevity, mercy, elegance, beauty and peace. So, as the Tiger slinks off into a 12-year period of “hibernation,” we’ll all have a lot to look forward to – provided the rabbit doesn’t hippity-hop away too soon… Here’s the live music guide for the week of 1/17 through 1/23…

Kelsey Creek Brewing in K’ville will start off the week as they always do on Tuesday when the perfect pairing for their fine handcrafted beers, ales and seltzers turns out to be Buskin’ for Brewskis from 3 to 6:00. It Could be the start of The Year of the Lemmy…

The Big Valley Grange Hall in Finley on Tuesday evening will host its monthly meeting, followed by the 1,4,5 magic of Dave Broida and Blues Farm from 6:30 to 8:30. Open to everybody, these events encourage a potluck (sorry, no alcohol yet) participation, plus a donation for the band is always welcome. Could be The Year of the Harmonica…

On Wednesday over in Hopland the Blues Invitational Jams are alive and well at the Hopland Tap from 7 to 10:00. With a house band made of Wendy DeWitt, Kirk Harwood and Pierre Archain, this would be more than enough to get your dancin’ jones on, but they often bring in a name brand Bay Area Blues artist to round things out to a level of nothing short of spectacular. Is there a better reason for the Year of the Blues?

In Kelseyville, where most everything seems to be happening these days, the Saw Shop Public House will present the Hip Replacements on Thursday from 6 to 9:00. Then, on Sunday, the brunch items go perfectly with singer/guitarist Randy Hood from 11 to 1:30. Reservations are recommended. And with Weston’s clever twists on the Eggs Benedict, (YUM!), this could easily be called the Year of the Bennies…

The Smiling Dogs Tasting Room in Kelseyville is ecstatic to bring back Cowboy and Rovetti, (no, not a new pasta dish…), on Friday from 6 to 9:00. Cowboy Johnson has recently gotten back from a tour throughout much of The U.S. and is finally back in The LC. Multi-instrumentalist Chris Rovetti is the perfect accompanist for Cowboy’s repertoire of Americana, Country and Reggae. Plus, the SDTR has award winning wines by the glass or the bottle, which would make this the Year of the Wines…

The Barn in Clearlake Oaks will host a Jam/Open Mic event on Friday featuring house band, Still Kick’n from 8 to 12:00. This jam is open to all performers. Waddaya say?!? The Year of the Jam?

Twin Pine Casino in Middletown will feature in the Main Concert Hall under the big tent “Club Night Party” featuring DJ Bennie Blanco, celebrating the anniversary of TPC starting at 8:00. Tix are available thru etix, cost $10. Then over in the Grapevine Room you can listen to the good music of Fast Times both Friday and Saturday nights from 9 to 1:00. Hey, we just gotta have The Year of the Slots…

In Lakeport on Saturday at the O’Meara Bros Brewing where the O’Bros bring you an excellent menu and outstanding handcrafted beers and ales, but you’ll also get the music of Cowboy Johnson and Chris Rovetti from 6 to 9:00. Let’s make it the year of The Cowboy!…

On Saturday evening come dance to the R&B, Blues, Funk and Rock music of Dr Groove playing at the Riviera Hills Lounge in the Riviera from 6 to 10:00. Too easy – it’s gotta be the Year of the Groove, man…

Robinson Rancheria Casino Lounge in Nice will bring to you the sensational Violin on Fire on Saturday from 9 to 1:00. The Year of the Violin?…

The Blue Wing Saloon has more than its share of surprise musical shows starting with Friday from 6 to 8:00 when the Majide Trio enchant you with Torch Ballads, Blues Standards and many other songs from a past era of popular music. Then on Saturday, the county’s best-kept musical secret Randy Hood will perform songs you’ll all know and love from 6 to 8:00. Their Sunday Brunch will bring you The Andy Rossoff Quartet featuring Paul Farley, Marc Roberge and Jim Leonardis from 11:30 to 2:00. Following the brunch will be another Concert with Conversation, this time featuring the “Ambassador of the Blues,” Alvon Johnson, plus singer, songwriter and guitarist David Landon from 3 to 4:30. For all you Blues lovers out there, this is a must-see show. Tix are $30 and available through eventbrite.com. Sunday Supper will feature a solo performance from the afore-mentioned David Landon from 6 to 8:00. And lastly, Monday Blues will present The David Landon Band from 6 to 8:00. Reservations are recommended for all shows. Is the Year of the Landon too obvious? Could’a said the Year of the Johnson…

Karaoke and Jams/Open Mics

The Riviera Lounge has Karaoke on Friday from 6 to 10:00. Then head on over to Robinson Rancheria Casino for Karaoke from 10 to 1 AM. Definitely the Year of the Microphone…

Yesterday the 16th we celebrated the life of Martin Luther King. Here’s a quote from an article published by Sanjay Chaturvedi, “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. led a heroic mission to educate, awaken and revolutionize the American people to fight the injustices inflicted upon African Americans. Like Gandhi, he fought the injustices with love, respect, and non-violent protest”. In a nutshell, this speaks volumes on the importance of MLK’s contributions to our society. So, when you go out this weekend to support our local bands and the venues that hire them, have a fun time, but please be safe…

Mike Guarniero

Mike has been playing professionally, both acoustic and electric, for 40+ years. He paid his dues in a robust Sonoma County music scene during the '80s and '90s, then DJ'd for 10 years after moving to Lake County in 1996. After retiring from his job of 26 years, because he recognized a growing local music scene, he decided to devote his time to playing live music again. He's never looked back. Along with his regular band, Dr. Groove, he has filled in on lead guitar for local bands, (Fargo Bros, Blues Farm, C.A.M. Band, Borrowed Time, Time Travelers). He's played acoustic guitar at a some of our local wineries, restaurants, farmers Markets and art galleries. He's also a semi-regular supporting various local Open Mics around Lake County. He writes and records original songs and has recorded original demos for other performers as well. For the last three years, he has posted on Facebook a local music guide called the Lake County Music Guide.

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